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UC Berkeley Library Classics book on display in Gods in Color: Polychromy in the Ancient World at the Legion of Honor

We are proud to have helped bring text and image together through the loan of the Art History/Classics Library’s copy of Edward Dodwell’s A classical and topographical tour through Greece, during the years 1801, 1805, and 1806 to Gods in Color: Polychromy in the Ancient World, an exhibition at the Legion of Honor.

A classical and topographical tour through Greece during the years 1801 1805 and 1806

Volume one of Dodwell’s important book, which provides some of the earliest modern documentation of Greece’s archaeological remains, is displayed opened to page 322, which offers the author’s account of the removal of the Parthenon’s marbles by Lord Elgin in 1801. In Dodwell’s own words, “Some drawings which I made on the spot, before as well as after that event, shew the objects which have been taken away or destroyed, and the lamentable contrast between the present and the former appearance of those venerable and glorious monuments of antiquity.”

A watercolor by Dodwell and painter Simone Pomardi depicting the same event is presented beside the book, and the entirety of the room’s walls are dedicated to other illustrations by the traveling pair.

watercolor by Dodwell and Simone Pomardi

 

A classical and topographical tour through Greece may be read in its entirety at Internet Archive (vol. one, vol. two).  Gods in Color: Polychromy in the Ancient World will remain on exhibition at the Legion of Honor through Jan. 7, 2018.

Display case with book. Museumgoers in the background.

Museumgoers observe display.

UC Berkeley Classics Collections Congratulates our 2017 Graduating Students

Attic red figure
Attic red-figure kylix, attributed to the Euaion Painter, ca. 450–440 B.C. (The J. Paul Getty Museum 86.AE.682). Digital image courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program.

We raise our drinking cups as we celebrate the 2017 graduates of the Ancient History & Mediterranean Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art programs.  Congratulations!

With the conclusion of the academic year, the Art History/Classics Library has begun observing its summer hours: Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

 

Art History/Classics Library Spring Break Hours

Marble relief of Hermes, three nymphs, and Acheloös, ca. 320–300 B.C. (Metropolitan Museum of Art 25.78.59)
Marble relief of Hermes, three nymphs, and Acheloös, ca. 320–300 B.C. (Metropolitan Museum of Art 25.78.59)

We wish our Classics community a pleasant Spring Break wherever their travels may take them.

The Art History/Classics Library’s Spring Break hours are as follows:

Saturday, March 25th & Sunday, March 26th:  Closed

Monday, March 27th through Thursday, March 30th : 1-5pm

Friday, March 31st through Sunday, April 2nd: Closed

Regular library hours resume Monday, April 3rd.

Beware the Ides of March!

Beware the Ides of March!  As we remember the day that saw the assassination of Rome’s dictator perpetuo, UC Berkeley Classics Collections brings you a selection of five recent books on Julius Caesar.

 

Der Gallische Krieg

Der Gallische Krieg : Geschichte und Täuschung in Caesars Meisterwerk

By Markus Schauer

München : C.H. Beck, [2016]

PA6246 .S33 2016 Main Stacks

 

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Loeb Classical Library, Early Greek Philosophy

We are pleased to have received Loeb Classical Library’s nine new volumes entitled «Early Greek Philosophy». (more…)

Der Neue Pauly: Supplemente 5

Now available in AH-C, DE5.N481, 308D – Reference

 

OskiCat is now available

OskiCat

OskiCat replaces Gladis and Pathfinder and provides one place to do most of your library-related transactions; for example, renew books, place holds on material, save and email search results, find course reserves and more

Books of the Week

A written republic : Cicero's philosophical politicsA written republic: Cicero’s philosophical politics
Yelena Baraz
Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, c2012
DG260.C5 B29 2012 MAIN

 

 

 

La ceramica a figure rosse della Magna Grecia e della SiciliaLa ceramica a figure rosse della Magna Grecia e della Sicilia
Edited by Luigi Todisco
Roma : “L’Erma” di Bretschneider, c2012
NK4649 .C47 2012 vols. 1-3 AH-C

The Greek and Latin inscriptions of Ankara (Ancyra)

The Greek and Latin inscriptions of Ankara (Ancyra)The Greek and Latin inscriptions of Ankara (Ancyra) /
Edited by Stephen Mitchell and David French
München : Verlag C.H. Beck, 2012-
CN415.A545 G74 2012 AH/C

Books of the Week

Aetia / CallimachusAetia / Callimachus /
Introduction, text, translation, and commentary by Annette Harder
Oxford, U.K. : Oxford University Press, 2012
PA3945 .E5 2012 Art History/Classics

 

 

 

Narrating desire : eros, sex, and gender in the ancient novelNarrating desire : eros, sex, and gender in the ancient novel /
Edited by Marília P. Futre Pinheiro, Marilyn B. Skinner and Froma I. Zeitlin
Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, c2012
PA3014.S47 N37 2012 Main (Gardner) Stacks

 

 

 

Orientierung Archäologie : was sie kann, was sie willOrientierung Archäologie : was sie kann, was sie will /
Johannes Bergemann
Reinbek : Rowohlt, 2000
DE60 .B474 2000 Art History/Classics

 

 

 

Making sense of Greek artMaking sense of Greek art/
Edited by Viccy Coltman
Exeter, UK : University of Exeter Press, 2012
N5630 .M355 2012 Art History/Classics

 

 

 

Statius, Thebaid 4Statius, Thebaid 4 /
Edited with an introduction, translation, and commentary by Ruth Parkes
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012
PA6697 .A4 2012 Art History/Classics

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